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John Carter Brown Library

THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned collection of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America from the time of its discovery by Europeans (ca. 1492) until the end of the colonial period (ca. 1825).

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The John Carter Brown Library's collection of books printed in Spanish America is among the finest in the world. In some areas, the collections are unmatched and include works found nowhere else. The Library has the largest collection in the world of books printed in Spanish America as a whole prior to ca. 1820, over 7,000 titles, encompassing the output of presses in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere. The remaining Spanish American presses represented in the JCB's...
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
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The interest of German writers and readers in the Western Hemisphere dates back to the earliest narratives of the transatlantic Encounter. One of the first Latin editions of the Columbus letter was printed at Basel in 1493, and a German translation appeared in print in 1497. By the late sixteenth century, German publishers were issuing American travel narratives in impressive series. The biological and mineral resources of the Americas had a substantial impact on German science, and the...
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
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The John Carter Brown Library Indigenous Language collection contains texts in one or more Amerindian languages for the period before the nineteenth century. This collection includes all identified books with native American languages–whether they contain a one-page vocabulary list or are entirely in or on an native American language. Besides the many grammatical studies, dictionaries, and thematic vocabulary lists, genres such as speeches, dramatic dialogues, scriptural excerpts, catechisms,...
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
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The French literature collection of the John Carter Brown Library is of particular interest to those interested in political, social, and intellectual history and in the literature of travel. In addition to accounts by writers such as Cartier, Champlain, Thevet, Hennepin, and Tonti, the collection is strong in translations of French works in other languages. Semi-legendary and imaginary voyages hold particular interest. The library also holds a substantial collection of laws, decrees, and...
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The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia. This collection has been compiled from a...
Topics: jcbportugalbrazil, brazil, portugal, John Carter Brown Library
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Peru Collection
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882,349
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The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and...
Topic: Peru
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
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1,104
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456,059
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The John Carter Brown Library holds one of the world's great collections relating to Haiti. Our rare books, maps and newspapers tell the story of the founding of the French colony of Saint Domingue (once the most lucrative colony in the Americas), its demise through the Haitian Revolution (the world's only successful slave revolution) and the founding of Haiti in its place. By providing access to this collection, the JCB hopes to stimulate interest in Haiti's remarkable history. Visit the Haiti...
John Carter Brown Library - Argentina Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Argentina Collection
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263,399
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The first press in Argentina appeared in Córdoba in 1764, brought by the Jesuits to serve the University there. It lasted only until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. It would not be until 1780 that printing in the viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata would begin again, this time in Buenos Aires. The JCB holds no fewer than 20 imprints from this press printed prior to 1791. During the wars of independence, the Buenos Aires press was the principal voice of the Republican forces, chiefly through...
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The JCB’s collection of Mexican incunabula is world renowned. In a recent census of the first books to come off the Mexican presses, between 1539 and 1600, Rosa María Fernánez de Zamora of the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that the John Carter Brown Library holds more than any other library in the world. About half of these may also be found in the JCB’s collection on indigenous languages. The vast majority of these items were purchased from Mexican collector Nicolás...
John Carter Brown Library - Guatemala Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Guatemala Collection
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Guatemala was the fourth city in Spanish America to obtain a press, in 1660, brought there from Mexico by Bishop Payo Enriquez de Rivera. The JCB’s collection includes a number of works found nowhere else in the world, including printer and apothecary Cristobal de Hincapié Meléndez’s Virtudes de la habilla del Darien, que llaman de Guathemala from 1739. Four of the books in this collection are included in the Indigenous Languages collection. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
John Carter Brown Library - Chile Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Chile Collection
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118,732
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While some ephemeral printing appeared in Chile at an earlier date, the first printing press arrived there fairly late, relative to other parts of Latin America. Towards the end of 1811, Mateo Hoevel imported a press from New York, and that press is seen as the first in Chile, producing Chile's first periodical, the Aurora de Chile. The JCB holds a complete run of this pioneering periodical, along with many other unique items. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
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The Gazeta de Buenos Ayres ran from 7 June 1810 to 12 September 1821 and is a fundamental primary source for Latin America's Independence period. The John Carter Brown Library is fortunate to hold a virtually complete run of the Gazeta , including the Supplements and Extraordinary issues (we hold 805 of 828 issues). As a part of the Bicentennial celebrations of the Wars of Independence in Latin America, the JCB will be digitizing and making freely available on the Internet Archive all of our...
Author assignment according to Sabin, Arents and Paltsits
Topics: Indian linguistics, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library Exhibitions
John Carter Brown Library Exhibitions
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A collection of materials associated with John Carter Brown Library Exhibitions.
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The Philippines are included within this collection since during the colonial period the islands were administered from Mexico. Manila's first press began in 1593, and was thus the third city in the Spanish overs eas empire to have a press. As with the other two, Mexico and Peru, much of the early output consisted of doctrinal works, often in indigenous languages. The earliest Manila imprint held by the JCB is Arte y reglas de la lengua Tagala printed in 1610....
John Carter Brown Library - Colombia Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Colombia Collection
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The John Carter Brown Library holds more books printed in Colombia prior to 1810 than any library in the world, some held nowhere else, and otherwise unknown to bibliographers. Among them is the only known complete copy of Saverien's Historia de las ciencias naturales, printed in Bogota in 1791, whose existence illustrates the broad spread of Enlightenment ideas throughout the Spanish Empire. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
Rhode Island History Digital Collection
Rhode Island History Digital Collection
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The John Carter Brown Library and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum are Rhode Island institutions with distinct, but complementary, collections. To lay the foundation for a Rhode Island History Digital Collection the two libraries are collaborating on a project to scan the unique documents representing the earliest chapters of the region. The Redwood Library holds some unique manuscript records of early Rhode Island and the John Carter Brown Library holds seminal works by Roger Williams, Rhode...
5 v. :|bmaps, plans ;|c23 cm. (8vo) Date of publication of 1802 supplied by Bissainthe and Martin & Walter
Topic: Imprint 1802
Women of the Page
Women of the Page
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The call to convent life drew women throughout the early modern Spanish world, from Madrid to Mexico City to Manila. For all the strictures that convents placed upon their inhabitants, they also gave women opportunities to pursue vocations of the spirit and of the mind. Within convent walls, Teresa of Ávila inaugurated her groundbreaking religious reform, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz composed some of the most ingenious poems in the Spanish language, and innumerable women wrote powerful accounts...
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Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, February-May, 2018 The physical structures that housed those who lived in slavery in the early Americas were a powerful symbol of the dehumanization of the millions of Africans and people of African descent whose labor built New World plantation societies and newly globalizing economies. They were also the concrete embodiment of the social and economic system that left them at the mercy of profit-driven slave-holders. Using...
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Topics: Indian linguistics, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1671
John Carter Brown Library - Cuba Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Cuba Collection
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Cuba was the first Caribbean island to have a press, begun in 1722 by Flemish merchant Carlos Habré of Ghent. Habré and his successor, Francisco José de Paula, printed only intermittently, and it was not until 1757 that the press began to function more regularly. Of the 29 items in this collection (as of 2012), fully half are only known copies found nowhere else in the world. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
Author assignment according to Sabin, Arents and Paltsits
Topics: Indian linguistics, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585. Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana; Franciscans
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Previous ed.: Mexico, Espinosa, 1555
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Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1571
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: a- A-Y Z chi¹ (8 blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Tarascan language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1559
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Eliot, John, 1604-1690; Cotton, John, 1640-1699; Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and Parts Adjacent in America
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The second edition of Eliot's Indian Bible, revised by Eliot and John Cotton
Topics: Massachuset language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1685
2 v. ;26 cm. (4to) "Vende-se na Loja do Borel Borel, e Companhia, quasi defronte da Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Martyres, N.° 14." at bottom of title page
Topics: CPJCB, Portuguese language, Imprint 1813
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio, 1585-1652
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Guarani-Spanish vocabulary. Ruiz de Montoya's Spanish-Guarani vocabulary appeared in the following year with his Guarani grammar, with title: Arte, y vocabulary de la lengua guarani
Topics: Guarani language, Guarani language, Indian linguistics
First printed in serialized form as part of "A new collection of voyages and travels", compiled by John Stevens from 1708-1710, and printed in cumulation in London, 1711
Topics: Natural history, Natural history, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Tuscarora...
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Torres, Macario, 1854-1885; Ortega, Eusebio; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Date of publication follows place in imprint
Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1887
John Carter Brown Library - Ecuador Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Ecuador Collection
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Between 1544 and 1563, Ecuador was a part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, but in 1720 it became part of the newly created Viceroyalty of New Granada. The JCB holds 14 items printed in Quito and elsewhere between 1780 and 1839, most of which are not held by any other institution, or are otherwise unknown to bibliographers. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604; Reina, Casiodoro de, approximately 1520-1594; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623
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Virgules replaced by commas in title page transcription
Topics: Lopes, Duarte, Portuguese, Imprint 1597
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Sahagún, Bernardino de, d. 1590; Bustamante, Carlos María de, 1744-1848; Mier Norriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de, 1763-1827
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Pagination of v. 1: [6], xx, 277, xxxi, 279-350, [8] p., [1] folded leaf of plates; v. 2: [6], 397, [1], xlvi, [10] p.; v. 3: [4], 339, [5] p
Topics: CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Aztecs, Natural history, Nahua calendar, Indian linguistics, Imprint...
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, 1501-1577; Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos; Camerarius, Joachim, 1500-1574; Huber z Rizenpachu, Adam, 1546-1613; Adam z Veleslavína, Daniel, 1546-1599; Holzinger, J. B., former owner. RIBRL; České museum, former owner. RIBRL
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Name of printer and date of publication from colophon
Topics: Herbals, Herbs, Botany, Medical, Medicinal plants, Materia medica, Vegetable, Botany, Imprint 1596
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan, de Córdoba, 1503-1595
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Printers precede place of publication on t.p
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Spanish language, Zapotec language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics,...
Folded map has title: South part of New England, as it is planted this yeare, 1639
Topics: Indians of North America, Massachuset Indians, Massachuset language, Indian linguistics, Imprint...
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Braun, Georg, 1540 or 1541-1622
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Imprint from colophon on verso of map 58, after the privilege by king Philip of Spain dated November 22, 1574 (text in Dutch)
Topics: Geography, Early maps, Cities and towns, Renaissance
Vol.I: [20], 366, [6]; v. II: [10], 507, [9] p
Topics: Science, Geology, Natural history, Imprint 1678
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As with most other regions of Latin America, Venezuela’s first press arrived with the wars of independence. Following the constitution of 1811 and surrounding documents, many were issued by Royalists. Among these is one by Pablo de Murillo, printed aboard the Frigate Diana announcing the terms of Venezuelan General Simón Bolívar’s surrender. As with other parts of this collection, virtually all of these items are known in single copies at the JCB....
2 v. :|b2 ill., maps (engravings) ;|c26 cm. (4to) (from t.p.) Tome premier. Comprenant, outre les objets généraux, la description des vingt & une paroisses de la partie du nord & de l'isle la Tortue -- Tome second. Comprenant la description des dix-sept paroisses de la partie de l'ouest & de l'isle la Gonave & des quartorze paroisses de la partie du sud & de l'isle à Vache
Topics: Imprint 1797, Imprint 1798
Redwood Library
Redwood Library
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The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is one of the first lending libraries in America, housed in the oldest lending library building in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 265 years later. The Library's core collections include the original collection of 1522 volumes gathered by the first proprietors and printed materials related to the history of Newport and Aquidneck...
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Domingo de Santo Tomás, 1499-1570
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Colophon: Imprimiase en la muy insigne villa de Valladolid (Pincia otro tie[m]po llamada) en la officina de Fra[n]cisco Ferna[n]dez de Cordoua, impressor de la Magestad Real. Acabose a diez dias del mes de Henero, Año de mil y quinie[n]tos y sesenta
Topics: Quechua language, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio, 1585-1652; Varnhagen, Francisco Adolfo de, Visconde de Porto Seguro, 1816-1878; Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio, 1585-1652. Tesoro
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Part 1 half-title: Vocabulario y tesoro ... parte primera vocabulario español-guarani (ó tupi); pt. 2 has half-title: Vocabulario y tesoro ... parte segunda tesoro guarani (ó tupi)-español
Topics: Guarani language, Spanish language, Guarani language, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob, 1672-1733; Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, 1674-1748; Newton Theological Institution, former owner. RIBRL
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(From title pages) Tomus I. Coplectens tabulas CCXXV -- Tomus II. A tab. CCXXVI. ad CCCCXVI [sic., should read CCCCXV] -- Tomus III. A tab. CCCCXVI. ad DXCIV [sic., should read DXCIII] -- Tomus IV. A tab. DXCIV. ad DCCL
Topics: Nature in the Bible, Natural history, Natural history, Imprint 1731, Imprint 1735
John Carter Brown Library - Uruguay Collection
John Carter Brown Library - Uruguay Collection
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A press functioned briefly in Montevideo during the British occupation of 1807, issuing a bi-lingual newspaper titled Estrella del Sur. Yet, only with the eruption of the wars of independence did a press reappear in that city, printing mainly viceregal proclamations. The Infanta Carlota Joaquina, wife of Portugal's prince regent João VI, sent the press from Rio de Janeiro. The royalist publications coming from Montevideo's press sought to counter the Republican press of Buenos Aires....
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio, 1585-1652; Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio, 1585-1652. Vocabulario
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The Guarani grammar (p. 1-100) has caption title: Arte de la lengua guarani ; the Spanish-Guarani vocabulary (p. 101-376, 1-234) has caption title: Vocabulario de la lengua guarani. Parte primera. Ruiz de Montoya's Guarani-Spanish vocabulary was published in the previous year, with title: Tesoro de la lengua guarani
Topics: Spanish language, Guarani language, Guarani language, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Reelant, Adriaan, 1676-1718; Astor Library. fmo RIBRL
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[From tables of contents] pars 1: De situ paradisi terrestris -- De mari Rubro -- De monte Garizim -- De Ophir -- De diis Cabiris -- De veteri lingua Indica -- pars 2: De Samaritanis -- De reliquiis veteris linguae Persicae -- De Persicis vocabulis Talmudis -- pars 3: De jure militari Mohammedanorum contra Christianos bellum gerentium -- De linguis insularum quarundam orientalium -- De linguis Americanis -- De gemmis Arabicis
Topics: Bible, Philology, Oriental philology, Middle Eastern philology, Oriental antiquities, Tupi...
[4], 143, [1] leaves ;|c21 cm. (8vo) In Spanish and Quechua
Topics: CSAIP, Quechua language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1607
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Apian, Peter, 1495-1552
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Author's name given at head of fol. [3] recto (=A3 recto) as: Apianus
Topics: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1503-1564, Astronomy,...
Source: folio
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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In Spanish and Nahuatl
Topics: Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1555
[10], 67, 62-66 p., 72 leaves of plates : 53 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Insects -- Pictorial works, Zoology -- Suriname, Botany -- Suriname, Booksellers' catalogs --...
John Carter Brown Library - Indigenous Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Quintana, Salvador. fmo RIBRL; Vargas, Diego Manuel de. fmo RIBRL; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RIBRL
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Ms. codex
Topics: Manuscripts, Mexican, Manuscripts, Tarascan, Catholic Church, Tarascan language, Tarasco Indians,...
Translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender. 1544. First published in Latin: 1550
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1554
[28], 473, [3], 399, [1] p. ;|c20 cm. (4to) Signatures: [par.] A-2H 3A-4B ([par.]1 and 4B8 versos and 2H8 blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Aymara language, Spanish language, Imprint 1612
[From chapter headings] Of salutation -- Of eating and entertainment -- Concerning sleepe and lodging -- Of their names -- Of their relations of consanguinitie and affinitie, or, blood and marriage -- Of the family and businesse of the house -- Of their persons and parts of body -- Of discourse and newes -- Of the time of the day -- Of the season of the yeere -- Of travell -- Concerning the heavens and heavenly lights -- Of the weather -- Of the winds -- Of fowle -- Of the earth, and the fruits...
Topics: Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of North...
In double columns
Topics: CSAIP, Quechua language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1608
A translation, by John Eliot, for the Corporation for Propagation of the Gospel in New England into the Massachuset language, of the Old and New Testaments and the metrical Psalms
Topics: Massachuset language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1663
Authorship contested; original edition in Dutch (1671) ascribed to Arnoldus Montanus, but in this translation into German authorship of both editions is assigned to Olfert Dapper (O.D. on title page; privilege, p. [5], 1st count,:" ... (so von Doctr. Dapper in Niederländischer Sprache beschrieben: Nunmehr aber in die Hochteutsche übergesetzt worden) ..."). For controversy, see Library chronicle of the University of Texas and Moraes
Topics: Indian linguistics, indian linguistics, Imprint 1673, genealogy
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
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(from title page) Grecaru[m] litteraru[m] institutiones H[a]ebraicaru[m] litteraru[m] rudimenta musicae figuratae institutiones. Architectur[a]e et perspectiu[a]e rudimenta. Quadra[n]tum varie compositio[n]es. Astrolabij messehalath compositio astrolabij noui geographici. compositio formatio Torqueti. Formatio polimetri. Vsus et vtilitates eoru[n]de[m] omniu[m] figura quadrentis poligonalis
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Very few imprints have survived or were printed in Puerto Rico in the first quarter of the 19th century. José Toribio Median registered only eight imprints from 1809 to 1817 in his La imprenta en algunas ciudades de la América Española, 1754-1823. The JCB hold sixteen Puerto Rican imprints dating from 1808 to 1828, most of these held by no other institution or otherwise unknown to bibliographers. Among these is the only known copy of El Tapaboca, a satirical piece written against Simón...
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, -1625; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623; Bry, Johann Israel de, -1611; Arthus, Gotthard, 1568-; Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550; Magalhães, Fernão de, -1521; Carvajal, Francisco de, 1465?-1549; Jofre de Loaisa, Garcia, -1526; Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596; Sarmiento, Pero; Cavendish, Thomas, 1560-1592; Noort, Olivier van, 1558 or 1559-1627; Ordóñez de Ceballos, Pedro, approximately 1545-approximately 1630; Bertius, Petrus, 1565-1629; Acosta, José de, 1540-1600. Historia natural y moral de las Indias. Latin. Selections
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Constitutes the twelfth part, sole issue of the sole Latin edition of Theodor de Bry's Great voyages, printed in fourteen parts, in Latin, German, French, and English, in Frankfurt am Main, Oppenheim, and Hanau from 1590-1644, and the Elenchus, an outline of the thirteen Latin parts, published by Matthias Merian in Frankfurt am Main in 1634
Topics: Voyages around the world, Imprint 1624
Translation of: Cosmographia. Beschreibung aller Lender / Sebastian Münster. 1544
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1554
John Carter Brown Library - Portugal and Brazil Collection
by Góis, Damião de, 1502-1574
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4 parts ([4], 107, [1]; [4], 75, [1]; [4], 138; [4], 114 leaves) ;29 cm. (fol.) Title pages for parts 2-4 read: Segunda [-Quarta e ultima] parte da Chronica do feliçissimo rei Dom Emanuel, composta per Damiam de Goes
Topics: Manuel I, King of Portugal, 1469-1521, Imprint 1566, Imprint 1567, genealogy
"Appendix comprising documents referred to in different parts of the work: together with auxiliary remarks", p. [365]-467, in French and English, have divisional title page
Topics: Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Slave insurrections,...
John Carter Brown Library
by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?
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Includes: "Paranesis o exortacion a virtud de Isocrates, ..." (p. 562-571); translated, by Pedro Mexía, from the Latin of: Parenesis Isocratis ad Demonicum, e Græco in Latinum traducta. In: Rodolphi Agricole Phrysii ... Nonnulla opuscula. Antwerp, 1511; originally translated from a Greek manuscript into Latin, by Rodolphus Agricola
Topic: Aztecs -- Kings and rulers -- Death and burial
John Carter Brown Library copy lacks the atlas
Topic: Voyages and travels
Virgules replaced by commas in title page transcriptions
Topics: Columbus, Christopher, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1617
Roman numeral date on title page made with backwards C's
Topics: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618, Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Indians of...
Numerous errors in foliation
Topic: Greek language -- Alphabet
5 v. :ill. ;21 cm. (4to) Pagination of v. 1: xi, [1], 421, [7] p., [1] folded leaf of plates; v. 2: [4]. 436, [8] p., [5] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: 399, [7] p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 4: vii, [1], 423, [5] p., [2] folded leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 418 p., [3] folded leaves of plates
Topics: Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs, Booksellers' catalogs,...
Number [2] in "Varones ilustres de la Compañia de Jesús," a collection in 9 vols. started by J.E. Nieremberg and continued by A. de Andrade and J. Cassini. Title from the 19th century edition of the collection, published in rearranged order
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits, Imprint 1644
John Carter Brown Library - German Collection
by unknown; Friedrich Achilles, Duke of Würtemberg, 1591-1631; Lansius, Thomas, 1577-1657; Shapiro, I. A. fmo RIBRL; Universität Tübingen
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(From preface on p. [15-17], 1st count) Fridericus Achilles, dux Würtembergiae, retulit de nationum & provinciarum Europae inter ipsas principatu atque praerogativa-- Franciscus Carolus, dux Saxoniae, habuit orationem pro Germania -- Ioachimus Ernestus, dux Slesvici-Holsatiae, orationem habuit pro Gallia -- Magnus, dux Würtembergiae, dixit pro Hispania -- Rudolfus Maximilianus, dux Saxoniae, dixit contra Galliam -- Georgius Fridericus, Limpurgi baro, dixit contra Hispaniam -- Georgius,...
Topics: Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin, World history, Imprint 1613
Text is first treatise to "state explicitly the theory of contagion by animalculae as the cause of infectious diseases"--Garrison-Morton
Topics: Plague, Medicine
[14], 178, 185-188, 528, [12] p. ;34cm. (fol.) No more published
Topics: Nobrega, Manuel da, 1519-1570, Jesuits, Imprint 1663, genealogy
Author, Hartmann Schedel, from original ms
Topics: Chronology, Historical, Imprint 1496